See Marina de Van’s “DARK TOUCH” for free!


Marina de Van’s DARK TOUCH is a grim, provocative tale of the effects of corrupted youth manifesting in violent, psychic ways. Its Irish setting is appropriately Gothic and the places de Van is willing to go, entirely warped. I loved DARK TOUCH earlier this year at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival and as its VOD release approaches (from IFC Midnight) am entirely excited to offer one lucky FANGORIA reader the chance to see the film free on SundanceNow.

Per official synopsis, In a remote town in Ireland, eleven-year-old Neve finds herself the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother. Suspecting a gang of homicidal vandals, the police ignore Neve’s explanation that the house is the culprit. To help ease her trauma, dutiful neighbors Nat and Lucas take her in with the supervision of a social worker. Neve has trouble finding peace with the wholesome and nurturing couple, and horrific danger continues to manifest. Haunted objects, an eerie score and a moody, oneiric look complement this intense and frightening peek into child abuse and the searing imagination of writer/director Marina de Van. 

To win a free look at DARK TOUCH, e-mail Sam(at)Fangoria.com and tell me the title of de Van’s graphic debut.

DARK TOUCH is in select theaters, On Demand and digital download this Friday September 27. For much more, find the trailer below, see my glowing review and FANGORIA’s talk with the filmmaker from early 2013.

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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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